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Ana Maria Mainieri,
Darlene, earthy and unmarried, returns to the cane fields of Bahia with her young son. There, over time, she balances the pride, desire, jealousy, and tolerance of three men. Osias, an older man, proud of a house he's built, proposes marriage; she accepts. He retires to his hammock, she works hard, and in a few years births a second son, much darker than Osias. Then, he takes in his cousin Zezinho, almost as old as he, a good cook, so Osias is happy. Darlene smiles at Zezinho. Another son arrives, light-skinned like Zezinho. Next, Darlene meets Ciro, young and handsome, and invites him to dinner. Osias insists Ciro stay. When another son arrives, what will the proud Osias do?Written by
A superb film from Brazil. There are movies about love triangles. This is more of a hexagon. Some of the professional critics seem to read more into the story than there is. Basicly, Darlene is an aging manipulative bitch with a great body. She has an earthiness about her that arouses the man in any man. The acting of the principals is brilliant. You don't have to understand Portugese (or read the subtitles)to understand the deep and conflicting emotions. Some regard the film as a comedy. Not at all (although it has its moments of humour.) It's a tremendously well done film about a lady who likes a roll in the hay (or, in this case, sugar bush.) My only complaint is the rather slushy ending. The icing on this spicy cake is the magnificent cinematography...great sweeping vistas and big skies...intriguing camera angles...imaginative framing...carefully painted light. If you like foreign films, this is a must!
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